The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro, on Friday, warned that the Al-Qaeda terrorist network was planning to bomb some parts of Nigeria.
Okiro, who did not give the locations which the group, led by the world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, planned to bomb, however revealed that security reports indicated that the threat was real and could happen anytime. The IG, who spoke at a conference for senior police officers in Obudu, Cross River State, charged them to be diligent regarding the threat.
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He particularly called on the Assistant Inspector-General, Surveillance, Mr. Israel Ajao, to ensure that all parts of the country were well monitored. He also called on the Commissioner of Police (Border Patrol) and the commissioners of police in the 36 state commands and the Federal Capital Territory to ensure that the Al-Qaeda threat did not materialise in their areas of jurisdiction.
Okiro said, “The Al-Qaeda network has threatened to send time bombs to Nigeria. The AIG Surveillance should intensify surveillance while the CP Airwing, CP Border Patrol and the CPs of all the commands should be on the alert and ensure that these items (bombs) do not pass through their end.”